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Clara Ann Dschaak, 83, died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
She was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Martin, N.D., to Leo and Katie (Feldman) Duda. She moved with her family to Fairview and that is where she met and married Edwin “Eddie” Dschaak.
They made Fairview their home for all of the 60 years of their marriage. Together, they raised seven children. She worked as a homemaker as well as a babysitter for 28 years. She lovingly cared for many children out of their home. Over the years, she enjoyed watching so many of her babysitting kids grow up to adulthood and become parents themselves. It always made her so happy when they would bring their babies by the house for a formal introduction to the special snuggles that only she could give.
She was a dedicated member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Fairview. She served the church in many capacities but her favorite and most notable position was “Gravy Maker” at the annual fall dinner.
Her hobbies included crocheting, embroidery, gardening and watching the hummingbirds buzz around the many feeders that she and Eddie had hanging in their yard. She also loved spending time with family and attending their grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s birthday parties, concerts, graduations and weddings.
In May 2014, she moved to the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, where she quickly won over the hearts of the staff as well as her fellow residents with her sparkly personality. Her laugh and smile were very infectious. It was at Faith Home that she became a fierce competitor at BINGO and maintained a very busy social calendar. Her children thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all of her Bible study, yoga, craft, music and social hour adventures. She adored the staff that cared for her as well as the many friends that she made during her time as a resident.
She is survived by: five of her seven children, Shirley Thomson of Rapid City, S.D., Eldon Dschaak of Wolf Point, Doug Dschaak of Fairview, Edwina Hurley of Fairview, Kristi Kimble of Eau Claire, Wis.; two sisters, Betty Seader of Quincy, Wash., and Marge Deming of Fairview; two brothers, Don Duda of Missoula and Dennis Duda of Fairview; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; son, David; daughter, Jayne; and grandson, Jordan.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 10, at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Fairview. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, N.D.
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Brenda Diane Isakson Cook, 44, died Aug. 2, 2015, in Glasgow.
She was born on July 4, 1971, in Glasgow to Clifford and Dianna (Hallock) Isakson and was the third of three children. She graduated from Glasgow High School.
She married Scott A. Cook in 1990 and they had four children. They were married for 14 years.
First and foremost, she loved her children. She loved finding pennies on the ground — she would always say they were pennies from her children in Heaven. She loved Pictionary, Pinochle, demolition derbies, rodeos, barrel racing and team roping. She was a thrill seeker who loved boating and four wheeling. She was a very talented decorator and her favorite color was red. All who knew her will know that red was very important to her.
She worked at the VA Clinic for 11 years and was employed by the State of Montana the last eight.
She is survived by her children, Scott Michael Cook and TiAnna Mikal Cook, both of Glasgow; parents, Cliff and Dianna Isakson of Glasgow; siblings, Randy Isakson and Wes Isakson, both of Glasgow; and special friend, Ryan Lambert of Wolf Point. Niece Heather Dulaney lived with Scott and Brenda for several years and was loved as one of their own.
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Hanna Diane; and her son, Ty Alan.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 7, at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow. Burial will be private and will be done at a later date.
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A Funeral Mass will be held for Alfred H. Kaschube on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plentywood at 11 a.m. Father Patrick Zabrocki will be the officiant. A public Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Fulkerson
Memorial Chapel in Plentywood. Al died in Billings, Mont., on Aug. 1.
He was born Feb. 18, 1925, near Culbertson, Mont., a son of Edward and Elizabeth (Luft) Kaschube. He had nine brothers and sisters: Christine, Molly, Dorothy, Bertha, Minna, Erna, David, Harold and Otto.
Al grew up on the family farm, north of Brockton and he developed not just a love of the land, but also of music. He married Norma Edam in 1950 and two children came to this union: Leo in 1957 and Corrine in 1962. They were later divorced.
He loved farming and ranching, being a 4-H leader, participating in school activities, was a Roosevelt County Commissioner for 18 years, served on several state boards and always through it all, there was music. Al was a member of a three-piece dance band called the Moonlight Ramblers with Gene Enghusen and Cecil Garneau. They performed in Canada, North Dakota and all over northeastern Montana. There was always a stage and microphone calling Al’s name. Whether he played guitar, accordion, fiddle or keyboard.
In 1991, he married Myrna Michels Bedwell. His family increased as he enjoyed her children, Jim and Angie, and her family. They made their home in Sheridan County until his death.
It is ironic and somehow fitting that on the occasion of a “blue moon” Al rejoined his fellow musicians and many family members and friends and is making music once again.
He is survived by his wife, Myrna, of the family home; his son, Leo Kaschube (Geneva) of Columbus; daughter, Corrine (Lorin) Kveseth of Wolf Point; step-son, Jim (Jill) Bedwell of Plentywood; sister, Christine Dick of Greeley, Colo.; and brother, Otto of Kaschube of north Brockton. Also surviving are grandchildren, Chris Kveseth, Justice Rodgers, Rick (Sarah) Bedwell, Tim and Jamie Bedwell; and many beloved nieces and nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David and Harold; sisters, Molly, Dorothy, Bertha, Minna and Erna; and a step-daughter, Angie Beck.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood is in charge of arrangements. fulkersonsplentywood.com
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Beverly Carpenter Fachner, born Aug. 27, 1929, in Poplar, Mont., joined her Father in Heaven on July 30, 2015.
She was the daughter of Addie Ault and Claude Carpenter. She was born in her grandparents Elsie and Dan Carpenter’s home and was delivered by her grandmother Elsie who was a midwife in northeast Montana.
She attended school in Poplar and Wolf Point. Her family, including her grandmother Laura Ault, moved from Poplar to Wolf Point in 1941.
Bev married Ernest Fachner in June 1948. Ernest passed away in 2002.
Her life revolved around her children, Lynn Faith (Bill) Solberg of Laurel, Mont., Colin Matt (Ronalee) Fachner of Salem, Ore., and Brendan Lee (Lavonne) Fachner of Port Orchard, Wash.
She leaves grandchildren: Angela and Levi Solberg and Lily Fachner; great-grandchildren, Cash and Sage Doornek and Ember Lynn Solberg. She also leaves her brothers, Donald (Vonnie) of Wolf Point and Darrel (Barbara) of Canada.
Beverly had several different jobs in Wolf Point and Lewistown. She dearly loved her bed and breakfast in their home on the hill above Spring Creek.
Her hobbies included reading, writing letters and, for many years, entertaining, especially at Christmas time. In later years, she loved visiting the elderly, homebound, her children and grandchildren.
Beverly was happy to be going “Home” and prays that her family and friends join her.
Condolences can be sent to her daughter Lynn Solberg at 1253 Valley Dr, Laurel, MT 59044.
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Brian Vaughan Wagner, 49, died July 26, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
He was born Jan. 18, 1966, in Circle to Jean (Vaughan) and Victor Wagner. He was the fourth of five Wagner siblings and was raised on the family farm north of Circle. He was a happy child with a charismatic personality and enjoyed many friendships, most notably his partner in adventure, Scott Hisdahl. Where there was one, there would be the other, being nearly inseparable until he graduated high school in 1984 and left home to attend Wyotech in Laramie, Wyo.
After graduating as a diesel mechanic, he moved to Baker, where he plied his trade. The farm life called him back home, however, and he returned to Circle to live and work on the Wagner place. He spent his time as a farmer, trucker, mechanic and all- around hand.
He met and was wed to Suzette Douglas in 1995 and she and son Sam took up residence with him on the farm. To this union was born Holly Jean Wagner. The family eventually moved to Great Falls, where he gained some more of his favorite stories to tell working as a manager at Fast CarWash.
He returned to Circle alone and took up a new career as a carpenter working for and learning under Dean McCabe and later Josh Murphy in the construction business.
Following a five-year courtship, he married Jolie Moon in 2013. The couple worked most often as a pair and shared the job of parents to daughters Shannon Sierra Moon and Jaimie Rae Maves. He spent his time wearing many hats. He did whatever job he was called upon to do that day including carpenter, cowhand, bartender, truck driver, farmer and especially father and friend.
He had many struggles in his life, but he possessed a big, giving heart and a beautiful soul.
He is survived by wife, Jolie Wagner; daughters, Holly Wagner, Shannon Moon and Jaimie Maves; and siblings, Nora Ellsworth, Bruce Wagner, Lois Wagner and Amy Mills.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Circle City Park in Circle with burial at Riverview Cemetery.